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Heart Of England Community Foundation

(Registered Charity No: 1045304)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
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Over the last five years they've made 681 significant donations totalling £2,837,403

When Amount Grantee To be used for
30/11/2018 £10,000 Highly Sprung Performance Co. funding towards their ‘City Beat’ project.
30/11/2018 £10,000 Anawim Women Working Together to support the costs of the drop-in centre, which offers a front door to Anawim’s services, and free advice and practical and psychological support for women in crisis.
30/11/2018 £10,000 Acacia Family Support To contribute to the running costs of the Young Parents project
30/11/2018 £10,000 Crisis Point To provide counselling and support to women in Walsall.
30/11/2018 £10,000 Positive Images Multicultural Festival to run a series of workshops that aim to bring together people from across the diverse communities that exist in the city.
30/11/2018 £10,000 Friends of Howes to develop a young ambassador scheme for children aged 7-11 years.
30/11/2018 £10,000 Insight Society Funding is requested to run a helpline to support BVSI clients
30/11/2018 £10,000 Sport 4 Life UK To run female only versions of its Get Fit 4 Employment programme
31/10/2018 £21,452 Small Heath Boxing Club The Fit Mind Programme will identify, recruit and engage people in Birmingham that are suffering from mental health illness. The project will work in partnership with eighteen specialist mental health organisations, the Police and the Local Authority in order to identify people that are at risk of being influenced by extremist propaganda and who are vulnerable to developing extremist views. The project will use the power of sport to engage people into the project with a part time specialist project worker delivering both group and one to one interventions to reduce the likelihood of participants developing extremists views or positions. Through the project we would like to; - Provide four, twelve-week, personal development courses a year that will each cater for twelve people that are suffering from mental health illnesses. The courses will use non-contact boxing and gym work to engage participants with each session including group workshops designed to counteract extremist views and attitudes. - Organise and run a new weekly support group for people with mental health issues that bring together people from a wide range of ethnicities, cultures and religions. This will encourage understanding, tolerance and build stronger community links, promoting social inclusion. - Provide one to one support for people with mental health issues to discuss issues around extremism. - Provide personal safety workshops including topics such as internet safety, trust, understanding others and grooming. Project Aims; The project will; - Reduce the likelihood of project participants developing extremist views. - Improve the knowledge of project participants so they can recognise extremist views and online messaging. - Increase the safety of participants. - Improve mental health levels among participants. - Encourage a better understanding between different faiths and ethnicities. - Reduce the number of people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values.
31/10/2018 £10,000 Gro-Organic Limited to support young people to plan and develop community arts projects whilst also working towards a Bronze Art Award which is an accredited qualification.
30/09/2018 £20,000 Aston University Wesleyan Donor Directed £20,000 See attached emails for details
31/08/2018 £500 La Pepiniere Ministries Birmingham Grant to La Pepiniere Ministries Birmingham
31/08/2018 £1,000 St. Matthew's Church Centre Grant to St. Matthew's Church Centre
31/08/2018 £1,000 Cape Community Care Day Centre Grant to Cape Community Care Day Centre
31/08/2018 £7,000 My Life Films Grant to My Life Films
31/08/2018 £8,000 Better Pathways Grant to Better Pathways
31/08/2018 £100 Kenilworth Helping Hands Club KHH is a club run for people with learning disabilities.
31/08/2018 £1,000 The House on the Corner Community Project Grant to The House on the Corner Community Project
31/08/2018 £1,000 Caldmore Village Festival Group Grant to Caldmore Village Festival Group
31/08/2018 £1,000 Kinship Carers UK Grant to Kinship Carers UK
31/08/2018 £1,000 St Francis Youth & Community Centre Grant to St Francis Youth & Community Centre
31/08/2018 £1,000 Cheylesmore Community Association Grant to Cheylesmore Community Association
31/08/2018 £1,000 Acacia Family Support Grant to Acacia Family Support
31/08/2018 £1,000 Megan Baker House Grant to Megan Baker House
31/08/2018 £1,000 Sampad Grant to Sampad
31/08/2018 £500 Birmingham Samaritans Grant to Birmingham Samaritans
31/08/2018 £500 Redditch & Bromsgrove Sea Cadets Grant to Redditch & Bromsgrove Sea Cadets
31/08/2018 £1,000 Home-Start Birmingham South Grant to Home-Start Birmingham South
31/08/2018 £9,947 Wriggle Dance Theatre to develop of a full-length interactive dance theatre show for young children (ages 2-7) and families that will premiere at Warwick Arts Centre in early 2021 before then engaging on a national tour promoted as ‘Made in Coventry’. The development stage includes working with local schools in areas of recognised deprivation to bring arts activities to those who would not normally have access to them.
31/08/2018 £5,000 The Movement Centre Grant to The Movement Centre
31/08/2018 £1,000 Neuromuscular Centre Midlands Grant to Neuromuscular Centre Midlands
31/08/2018 £1,000 InterAct Stroke Support Grant to InterAct Stroke Support
31/08/2018 £1,000 Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies to support 9 months provision of art therapy sessions specifically for Handsworth DISC (Dementia Information and Support for Carers)
31/08/2018 £5,000 Doorway Grant to Doorway
31/08/2018 £1,000 Hall Green Youth Grant to Hall Green Youth
31/08/2018 £500 The PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Saint Mark, Kingstanding, Birmingham Grant to The PCC of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Saint Mark, Kingstanding, Birmingham
31/08/2018 £1,000 Sandwell Asian development association Grant to Sandwell Asian development association
31/08/2018 £1,000 Living Paintings Grant to Living Paintings
31/08/2018 £10,000 Mums in Need Grant to Mums in Need
31/07/2018 £1,500 Moat House Community Trust (MHCT) Grant to Moat House Community Trust (MHCT)
31/07/2018 £1,578 Rugby and District Sea and Royal Marines Cadets Grant to Rugby and District Sea and Royal Marines Cadets
31/07/2018 £4,849 Aaina Community Hub Grant to Aaina Community Hub
31/07/2018 £2,000 Midlands Emergency Response Grant to Midlands Emergency Response
31/07/2018 £2,000 Cherish Dementia Holiday Trust Grant to Cherish Dementia Holiday Trust
31/07/2018 £3,000 Valley House Grant to Valley House
31/07/2018 £6,000 Birmingham Scouting Grant to Birmingham Scouting
31/07/2018 £10,000 Community Action Wyre Forest Grant to Community Action Wyre Forest
31/07/2018 £2,000 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts Grant to 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts
31/07/2018 £1,996 Cheylesmore Community Association Grant to Cheylesmore Community Association
31/07/2018 £7,915 Hope Community Project Wolverhampton Grant to Hope Community Project Wolverhampton
31/07/2018 £18,000 DNC Technologies Ltd To BrushLink For 1000 devices to be used in schools in partnership with Teeth Team in the NE of England.
30/06/2018 £1,300 Quinton Youth for Christ Grant to Quinton Youth for Christ
30/06/2018 £5,000 The Feast Youth Project to support the young people to improve the environment on a stretch of the Grand Union canal in Birmingham by painting locks, tidying up alongside the canal, gardening and grappling.
30/06/2018 £1,000 Kids Adventure (University of Birmingham) Grant to Kids Adventure (University of Birmingham)
30/06/2018 £2,000 Law, Leisure & Learning Ltd Grant to Law, Leisure & Learning Ltd
30/06/2018 £4,970 Coventry Peace House Education Trust Grant to Coventry Peace House Education Trust
30/06/2018 £2,000 Let Us Play (Wolverhampton) Grant to Let Us Play (Wolverhampton)
30/06/2018 £600 Coventry Haven Grant to Coventry Haven
30/06/2018 £2,590 Amblecote Community Church to support the provision of a social action week
30/06/2018 £1,824 New Heights - Warren Farm Community Project to run 3 x 6 week sessions where young people will supported in delivering social action projects
30/06/2018 £24,268 Sifa Fireside We are an established provider of day services to homeless adults. The numbers seeking support has doubled in recent years: we now see approx. 150 people daily in Drop In centre where we provide hot meals, showers, and health clinics. Approx. 20 people each day wait for Shelter’s emergency accommodation appointments, often for several hours and sometimes in distress. We are seeking funding for a Support Worker, to engage with these clients at this time of crisis, to provide a listening ear, to ensure they are aware of the services available to help them beyond a referral to an emergency hostel, so they can return to us or other providers to access the help they need to avoid repeat homelessness.
30/06/2018 £2,000 Caldmore Village Festival Group Grant to Caldmore Village Festival Group
30/06/2018 £4,900 Doorway to support the costs of making a short film to raise awareness around homelessness.
30/06/2018 £2,100 Dudley Community Church to work with and train the members of the youth council at the church so that they can plan and lead on certain activities at the Community Fun Day planned for August 2018.
30/06/2018 £1,000 Northfield Ecocentre Funding to support staffing cost for additional sessions at the centre. They currently have capacity to deliver children's cycling tuition once a fortnight, but demand is sufficient for weekly sessions.
30/06/2018 £4,606 Sport 4 Life UK to run 12 projects across 3 areas in Birmingham.
30/06/2018 £3,176 New Heights - Warren Farm Community Project to run 3 x 6 week sessions where young people will supported in delivering social action projects
30/06/2018 £22,625 The Haven Wolverhampton The Haven supports women and children affected by homelessness and domestic abuse. Wolverhampton is in the 6% most deprived areas in the country (20th most deprived local authority). Poverty and unemployment increase the likelihood of domestic abuse which in turn leaves women and children homeless after fleeing their abuser. The Haven house up to 63 women and 100 children at any one time and would like to pilot a project in their six refuges improving the financial skills and self-efficacy of women so they have the abilities and confidence when they leave sheltered accommodation of sustaining an independent life, free from abuse.
30/06/2018 £36,450 Citizens Advice Telford and Wrekin We are a consortium of voluntary and community sector partners providing information, advice, advocacy and support services for adults with care needs and their carers. As part of these services we employ an Occupational Therapy Trusted Assessor (OTTA), a trained OT Aide, who works closely with Local Authority's Occupational Therapists to assess and advise self-referred older people on low-level aids and adaptations to help them maintain independence in their own homes. We want to extend this to an all-age service working with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service's Safe and Well scheme and other referral partners to promote earlier engagement. We need financial support for salary and travel costs for an additional OTTA, and a contribution towards administration and evaluation costs.
30/06/2018 £40,798 People, Potential, Possibilities t/a P3 ACTion Glos are working with 110 entrenched rough sleepers across Gloucestershire. Over the next year we will provide each person with their own accommodation and bespoke support with addiction and mental health issues. Gloucestershire county council identified a cohort of people that have become entrenched in rough sleeping and have complex needs (Addiction, offending, mental health). 122 people were identified and referred to ACTion Glos. This project will provide 1-1 support to complete a ‘Tenancy ready course’ focusing on independent living skills: enabling them to maintain their tenancy and live independently. Once the ‘Tenancy ready course’ is completed we will advocate on behalf of the tenants with the overall aim of the landlord transferring the tenancy directly to the client
30/06/2018 £49,637 Black Country Women's Aid VAL stands for VALARIE: Vulnerable Adults Leaving Abusive Relationships in an Emergency. We work in Sandwell, an area badly affected by domestic abuse, deprivation and homelessness. Domestic abuse is a leading cause of homelessness and victims often do not get the support they need to be safe in the longer term. VAL will particular reach out to older victims: a generation which does not tend to speak out and therefore suffers in silence, trapped in unsafe homes or at risk of homelessness and destitution. VAL will offer sensitive support to enable these victims to be safe, either in their own homes, or by finding safe homes that set them on the road to a future free from fear.
30/06/2018 £23,890 West Mercia Women's Aid West Mercia Women's Aid is the leading regional specialist domestic abuse service working in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin. We provide safe refuge (3 properties), a 24/7 Helpline, evidence-based group support programmes and bespoke 1:1 support for women with complex needs, and intensive advice and support for victims - female and male - who are assessed as at 'high risk' of harm. Clients are assessed for a range of needs when they engage with our services, and these often include Housing Needs. The project is to develop an early assessment and intervention pathway to specialist domestic services, and to more effectively assist those who wish to safely remain in their own homes.
30/06/2018 £20,000 Cirencester Housing for Young People Chyp supports young people who find themselves homeless, through no fault of their own, as a result of family break up, abuse or leaving care. All of Chyp’s clients are economically and educationally disadvantaged and have suffered from complicated and insurmountable challenges in their lives. Each young person has their own individual needs to address. Most importantly they need somebody they can trust and rely on, often for the first time in their lives, that’s where Chyp comes in. We would like support for our SSHO salary who works with the young residents from day one to agree a support plan and goals they want to achieve.
30/06/2018 £25,000 YMCA Sutton Coldfield (YMCASC) YMCASC has provided low support housing since 1992. In the past 2 years we have increased our stock by 25% to meet ever- growing demand. Annually over 50% of our 12month+ tenants are CL who often find the transition to independent living (and the responsibility that brings) incredibly tough. Moving into their own home at 18 or younger they struggle to cope, this can result in loss of a tenancy and worse still, homelessness. We want to create a staff-post to provide CL with vital Enhanced Support they tell us they need (for up to 12 months) to ensure they are equipped with the skills, confidence and resilience to manage a tenancy successfully and transition positively to independent living.
31/05/2018 £1,000 Ryders Green Methodist Day Centre towards the running costs of the service as some of the places they offer are subsidised
31/05/2018 £750 Kendall & Wall Charitable Trust to train one driver in MIDAS Accessible Minibus training
31/05/2018 £1,000 Lifespace Trust funding to train volunteers – specifically for the primary school sector.
31/05/2018 £500 Narthex Sparkhill to purchase some shelving units to allow them to organise and store their stock efficiently.
31/05/2018 £500 Inkberrow Millennium Green Trust to engage a professional tree surgeon to make safe some trees on the green.
31/05/2018 £750 Adavu Trust towards supporting their clients, it would cover costs such as an interpreter, bus fares and emergency essential goods for the home.
31/05/2018 £750 Warwickshire Association for the Blind (Warwickshire Vision Support) support for the core costs for the running of their Vision Support Centre and the Recreational Club in Atherstone
31/05/2018 £1,000 North Birmingham Gingerbread Group to cover the costs of creche workers for the sessions they run.
31/05/2018 £1,000 Birmingham Community Hosting Network towards the cost of their meet and greet sessions in particularly funding will cover staff hours.
31/05/2018 £4,000 Central England Lipreading Support Trust (CELST) Lipreading courses for people with hearing loss in Kenilworth and Solihull
31/05/2018 £1,000 The Pump (East Birmingham) Limited to support the core costs of the organisation
31/05/2018 £1,266 Volunteer Friends fund a member of staff for 2 hours per week to promote and organize the activities of the “Friends”.
31/05/2018 £750 Children with Cystic Fibrosis Dream Holidays funding for a family in West Bromwich who have an 11 year old daughter with Cystic Fibrosis.
31/05/2018 £2,000 The Friendship Project for Children Grant to The Friendship Project for Children
31/05/2018 £1,320 Coventry Haven Grant to Coventry Haven
31/05/2018 £10,000 Walsall Bereavement Support Service (WBSS) Part-time counsellor to help to deliver outreach and out of hours support to vulnerable bereaved children within local schools.
31/05/2018 £7,550 The Friendship Project for Children Friendship Project connecting young people with older friends.
31/05/2018 £1,000 Sandwell Deaf Community Association to support the provision of a summer play scheme
31/05/2018 £2,000 Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell to support the core costs of the organisation.
31/05/2018 £4,003 Sandwell Deaf Community Association Summer play scheme for children in Sandwell who have hearing loss.
31/05/2018 £1,000 Blue Orange Arts Ltd funding for venue hire (for four community venues) for their new children’s interactive show.
31/05/2018 £4,583 Bardsley Youth Project Weekly drop-in for young people (aged 16-24) at a supported housing project.
31/05/2018 £1,000 Warwick Percy Estates Community Projects Ltd (aka The Gap Community Centre) to support the core costs of running their youth club provision.
31/05/2018 £750 Sikh Nari Manch to run gentle Yoga classes for those in the community that have limited mobility.
31/05/2018 £1,000 Relate Worcestershire to cover some of the day to day running costs of the service, delivered in Bromsgrove.
31/05/2018 £2,000 Rugby Autism Network Grant to Rugby Autism Network
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